Sunday, November 22, 2009

SMS: Raised Waffles with Warm Brown Sugar Bananas


This week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays treat is Raised Waffles with Warm Brown Sugar Bananas. This week on the Sweet Melissa Sundays P&Q section, a lot of people mentioned they do not own waffle makers. We have two (and no blender), since Josh and I each happened to own one before we moved in together and we never use them – so I can see why people don’t bother to get them. I enjoy waffles, but if I’m making a sweet breakfast, I generally gravitate towards things of the muffin/coffee cake variety since they keep well and provide breakfast for a few days. Oh, and one of the waffle irons happens to be a Hello Kitty one. I loved Hello Kitty when I was a child. I used to save my allowance to buy trinkets at the “Hello Kitty store,” which was a actually just a regular toy store with a small Sanrio section (if you’ve ever been to one of those enormous Sanrio stores, you’d laugh what I considered a Hello Kitty store). My mom and I saw this waffle maker at Target just before Christmas several years back, and thanks to one of my brothers needing a last minute gift for me, I received it! The recipe specifically stated to use a regular waffle maker, not Belgian, so this was the more practical choice of the two for this recipe (yes, I said practical when talking about a Hello Kitty waffle maker).



I don’t specifically recall ever having a yeasted waffle, but this recipe was based on Marion Cunningham’s recipe, and my dad often cooked from her Breakfast Book when I was young, so I suspect some of the waffles I ate growing up had yeast. These are pretty simple to make, just mix all the ingredients except eggs and baking soda the night before, let batter sit overnight, then whisk in the last two ingredients when you’re ready for breakfast, plus make the banana sauce. The end result was puffy waffles, with a nice bit of chewiness from the yeast – breakfast bliss. Eloise’s dream of having a cat for breakfast came true when I gave her a waffle piece, without the sauce of course. The brown sugar bananas were delicious, though I do think a sauce containing butter, rum, brown sugar, and maple syrup is breakfast debauchery.



We rate this recipe an 8 for Deliciousness and a 2.5 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 3.2. Many thanks to Lauren of Fried Pickles and Ice Cream for selecting this recipe and reminding me how yummy waffles are. You can find the recipe here on Lauren’s site and see what the rest of the bakers thought via the SMS blogroll.

13 comments:

Nina said...

Hello Kitty! SO CUTE!

lakegirl said...

Hello Kitty, how fun is that!!! Your waffles look delicious!

Mrs. G said...

How cute is that waffle iron?!

k.a.r.e.n said...

That has got to be the cutest waffle iron EVER!

Flourchild said...

Im glad you liked them! Your Hello Kitty waffle iron is the cutest ever! I love it!

Sarah said...

I loved that you used a Hello Kitty waffle iron for these! One of my best friends had the same waffle iron when we were in college. I'm glad you enjoyed these, I got lazy and didn't make these... Perhaps I'll play catch-up though, they do look awfully tasty!

JoAnn Freda said...

I cracked up at the idea of that shiny pink and white hello kitty waffle maker being called "practical." I do remember eating yeast waffles way back when but I think it may have been at the Iron Skillet restaurant in Los Gatos. Your dad never forgets anything, let's hope he weighs in on this one.

Tracey said...

I love, love, love your Hello Kitty waffle maker!! I don't think I'd ever had yeasted waffles before making this recipe, but I really, really enjoyed them. They were easy and froze well so I'm pretty sure I'll make them again soon!

Amanda said...

How fun! bet they were delish!

spike. said...

love the hello kitty waffles!

Megan said...

I am going to have to find that waffle maker for Sabrina - she adores Hello Kitty!

And glad Eloise finally realized her dream of eating a cat. Not many dogs can boast about that.

jillbert said...

Cute waffle maker! I'm not sure that I've had a yeasted waffle before, but it sounds handy to make the batter the day before and finish it in the morning.

res1866 said...

It's your dad, Margot, and yes you did have yeast waffles in your youth. I think I've tried all of Marion Cunningham"s waffle recipes, and I like the yeast waffles best. Unfortunately I don't make them that often because I forget to prepare them the night before. I've found that her basic pancake recipe makes good waffles if you just thin it a bit. It's quick and easy.